Sudan Unlimited supports Sudanese and South Sudanese who are working tirelessly to secure freedom, justice, peace and prosperity for Sudan and South Sudan.

Newspaper headlines highlight the limitations of both countries - poor governance, corruption, oppression, racism, tribalism, division, violence, war, mass atrocities, genocide, extreme poverty, famine and the absence of basic services and infrastructure.  These problems exist, but they do not define the people of Sudan and South Sudan and their incredibly rich cultures and traditions.  These problems represent the limitations of individuals in power, not the ancient and sophisticated history and wisdom that dwells in the hearts and minds of people struggling to regain the life that truly defines what it means to be Sudanese and now South Sudanese.  The potential of the people of Sudan and South Sudan is unlimited and it is only a matter of time before they reclaim and rebuild their great countries. 

At Sudan Unlimited, we seek to amplify these voices, to further their causes and to support visionaries who seek to create a better narrative for their countries.

In 2003, Esther Sprague, Founder and Director of Sudan Unlmited, heard Mamer Kuer Ajak, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, tell his story of walking across Sudan in order to escape the bombs and bullets of the Sudan regime.  Mamer was very worried about the then recent violence in Darfur because it mirrored his own experience as a child, and so together they became activists to end violence and build peace in Sudan.  Mamer’s vision for a New Sudan and his sincere and determined commitment to achieve that vision inspired Esther’s admiration for and her commitment to him and, over the years, to many other Sudanese and South Sudanese like him.  Sudan Unlimited was founded by Esther in 2006 to build on this shared vision.  


Sudan Unlimited is a member of or partner with the following organizations to achieve outcomes that build a just peace in Sudan, South Sudan and among the Diaspora. 

Act for Sudan:  Act for Sudan is an alliance of American citizen activists and Sudanese U.S. residents who advocate for an end to genocide and mass atrocities in Sudan. Act for Sudan is dedicated to advocacy that is directly informed by the situation on the ground and by Sudanese people who urgently seek protection, justice, and peace.

Coalition of Advocates for South Sudan:  CASS seeks to establish a just and lasting peace in South Sudan. Our advocacy is directly informed by the situation on the ground and the South Sudanese people who urgently seek: justice, peace, an end to violence, and establishment of a democratic nation with equality for all.

San Francisco Bay Area Darfur Coalition:  The SFBADC, founded in 2004, is an alliance of SF Bay Area organizations, groups, and individuals working to stop the genocide in Darfur, end war in Sudan, and promote anti-genocide strategies.

South Sudan Women United:  SSWU’s mission is to organize and respond to the needs of South Sudanese, especially those in crisis, through advocacy, fundraising and the delivery of services.